To me, a leader is a visionary that energizes others. This definition of leadership has two key dimensions: a) creating the vision of the future, and b) inspiring others to make the vision a reality.
Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence." (Harvard Business School definition of leadership)
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be.
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
A leader is best when people barely know that he exists.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success
The building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
You manage things, you lead people. We went overboard on management and forgot about leadership. It might help if we ran the MBAs out of Washington.
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